So, who's got the best Nautilus kit these days?

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Rylo

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Like it says. Looking for a good Nautilus kit. Bigger the better!
Been out of the loop on these for years...

-Rylo
 

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moffeaton

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Jim Key just sold the 66"er pattern to someone, so you will be able to get a KILLER Nautilus soon.
1/32nd scale - I have one, and it's pretty damn fine.
 

mbmcfarland

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Great minds think alike! I'm in the market for one too.

Riding the Little Nemo sub at Disneyland a few months ago brought back too many Nautilus memories from 20,000 Leagues at Walt Disney World.
 

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modeleers

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The Engle Nautilus has shape & detail discrepancies that make her more trouble to rework than the value of the asking price.
The tail & the salon window assembly are very misshaped {to name two} & the side keel is missing a Ninth raker.

The Custom Replicas 66" is not 32nd scale { much closer to 1/35th & I can prove this}
It's a Good kit & if the master patterns get an overhaul while her ownership is in transition, it could be a Great kit.

I made a 35th scale Skiff with Interior. Due to numerous requests - I will be redoing the molds this Spring/Summer.



Dave McCamant is currently working up several very accurate Exterior & Interior detail upgrades for existing Nautilus kits & scratchbuilds.
Some are currently available from Shapeways with many, many, many more in the works.
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/steamphoenix


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moffeaton

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I have your skiff and prop for the 66"er - awesome!

Is that Shapeways stuff going to be upped to 66"er scale?

I have most of the salon ready to go....

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modeleers

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I have your skiff and prop for the 66"er - awesome!
Is that Shapeways stuff going to be upped to 66"er scale? I have most of the salon ready to go....
re: skiff=awesome - Thanx, Jason. / re: questions - yes & yes
 
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Rylo

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What did the 66" Key kit cost? Just trying to get a general idea of what these are running.

Thanks, Guys.

-Ry
 

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modeleers

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The last kits from the final V3 run were priced closer to $1800 {shipping Not included}. Every now & then - one shows up on Ebay priced anywhere from $800 to $1500. Typically these are in various stages of having been prepped &/or started. I have one that I could be talked into parting with... it's #1 from the 2nd run. PM me if interested.
 

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